Monday, February 28, 2011

Winged Creations!

A new challenge is up at Artistic Paper Crafting! It's this great little forum...the girls are fabulous and fun!

So the challenge was create something with WINGS! Here is my vintage baby card:

I found this image web surfing for vintage baby ephemera! I cropped it in paint then framed it with a diecut from the Noteworthy cart for my Slice! Used some of my favorite Webster's Pages and my NEWEST fave Twitterpated from Imaginisce! AND I used my newest alpha stamps I got from Jill! (she's the founder of APC just to let you know)

Hope you guys will head over there and play along!

ProMarker Giveaway!

Lindsay is giving away a ProMarker set!! One of the 3 brand new sets and YOU get to choose which one you want if you win!

Go check out Lindsay's blog and enter for an awesome chance to win one of these new sets!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

CAS Sketch at TOL!

February's last challenge...can you believe we are already into the 3rd month of the new year! What a fast couple of months it has been!!

So over at the Outlawz we have been rockin' the CAS group with some awesome challenges and this week's is no exception!

A Sketch!

And the card!

I hope you will all head over to TOL and play along with our CAS challenge this week!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Moxie Fab Trigger!

This weeks Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World is so cute! I love the pillow, would totally have that in my living room with my black leather would be a sweet accent pillow! Anywho...I had nothing that I really loved for this card. I took out the matching colored cardstock...hated it. Tried 3 different things and it just didn't want to come out right. So I went to plan Copics! I don't have many but I DO have these 3 colors! So I doodled up these cute whimsical flowers, colored some pearls to match, stamped my happy sentiment, and I was done! So after 2 hours of 5 minutes flat I made this...

Whatcha think? It was a toughy, but super fun! Thanks for a great trigger Cathy!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Bout time!

I did a new post! LOL! I had one heck of a week here between being very very sick and having a few good friends need lots of love and support. To start, I would like to say I am so very sorry for my very dear sweet friend Pryn, who's wonderful mom Sharon passed away this week. Also, my friend Catherine, who lost her grandmother. And lastly, my friend Dwayne, who also lost his grandmother. I love you all and I wish I could give you big hugs and take away the pain you a feeling. So I ask you to pray for comfort for them and their families while they are going through this devastating time.

Yes, it was a rough week. I had to force myself to get crafty. I just couldn't get into the mood while grieving for my friend's losses. I am glad I made myself though because it did help to relieve some of the sadness.

Now for the scrappy part of the post!

I love the scrappy forum I am part of Artistic Paper Crafting They have some really AWESOME challenges...and of course I loves me some good friendships there!! Definitely head over there and check it will NOTTTT be disappointed!! Now for a few samples of the awesome challenges...

Scrap Scavenger Hunt...Jilly bean posted little list of supplies we had to gather from our stash and take pictures of, that was not really a challenge, but it was fun..the challenge was to use 2 things from each photo to create a project!! THAT WAS HARD!!! I didn't have many matching things in my pictures but I luckily made it work...

Cute right? They are my doll babies..I can't get enough of those smiles!

Paint It Kraft Challenge....they always have a Paint It blah blah blah challenge (just means the background of your project has to be whatever color they state) in this case it's KRAFT. Pshhh I LOVES me some kraft paper so of course I jumped this bandwagon!

Is it yummm? I do think so myself lol...I am totally in love with the title and how it came out...I surprise myself sometimes!

What else what else...I think I will hold off on the rest for tomorrow! I need to get back into the sing of blogging after my week long hiatus!

Hope you all are having a wonderful week!! BIG HUGS!!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Paper Piecing Yum!

One of the challenges going on at Moxie Fab World is a stamping technique, PAPER PIECING! This is one of my ALL TIME favorite ways to utilize my stamp collection, and flowers are one of my MOST favorite to paper piece!

I wanted the card to be clean and simple...but have a major POP of color and layers! Does that make sense lol?! My daisy stamp is an all time fave from the Angel Company, perfect for my idea to cut the petals apart and layer! I stamp each pp 3 times and cut out all the flowers. Then cut apart 2 of them and glued them to the 1 remaining. Added these cute buttons from Oriental Trading and wha-la! Instant cute flowers! The sentiment is also from The Angel Company (can you tell I LOVE their stamps!!)

Hope you like my paper pieced flowers!! This is a great challenge, especially if you are not a colorer, it's a great way to really use those stamps!!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Just Squeezing In...

For the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab from last Tuesday...cutting it a bit close there right? My first attempt at this card was an epic fail and went straight to the waste basket..bad mood starter for sure! AND to top it off, it was the last bit of THAT particular paper I really wanted to use that I had in my stash so I was convinced that was it...I was giving up! So I was digging through my paper looking for something for another project and I found a few fun sheets of cupcake and chocolate papers from the Sweet Stack from DCWV! *lightbulb!* Figured I could work something out! Well, it's not my best, it certainly could be alot worse, but here it is in all it's last-minute glory!

And since it's so dark here, I couldn't get the best photo, but you get the idea! Maybe I will retake it tomorrow..we'll see!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Flashback Friday 8.0!!

This was hard for me to do!! Apparently I never post 3-D projects on my blog and I had to go through 2 years of blog posts to find it!! Well, I came up to this not so beauty....

Original post was from October 2010. Not all that long ago! Can't believe this is the first 3-D thing I ever posted on my blog...I have made TONS of 3-D projects that I could have shared all these years...what a total dork!! Anyways here is the ORIGINAL post. This is for the Flashback Friday 8.0 Challenge! Congrats to Karin my new blogging BFF for being the GD!!!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! <3

Friday, February 11, 2011

Papercraft Star Sketch!

Some how I came across the Papercraft Star Challenge Blog! Loved the sketch they have for their challenge so I decided to play along!

Here is the sketch:

And my little card!

I love this paper, it's so funky and cute! I love this sketch and it's definitely going in the book! (Yes I have a book, it's my sketches Bible!) Thanks for a great challenge!

Cameo Round 2

Here is another Cameo card for the Moxie Fab Challenge!

I just love Webster's Pages and these cameos from them came so in handy!! They have been in my stash forever and I am glad I got the boost to take them out and use them!!

I have SO much to share! So many cards so little time!! I will have to do a separate post and set it up right. Keep an eye out for mucho yummies on my bloggy!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine's x5!

I am not one to enter 1 card into multiple challenges, like ever. I usually make a different card for every challenge I enter but there are about a billion Valentine's challenges going on right now!! I have made so many I won't have to make any at all for like the next 3 years! So I decided to combine quite a few for this one particular card. And I made sure that it fit ever challenge well, instead of just kinda working for it...I am quite particular lol! But probably cause this is out of my comfort zone doing this!

So this is the list of challenges:

And here is my card! Handwritten sentiment on outside and in for the HEC challenge, design based off of the inspiration card from CASE Study, color combo from Colour Create, and Valentine's theme for AIF and CRAFT! Thanks for all these wonderful challenges guys!

Hope you enjoy my card! Thanks for taking a peak!

Monday, February 7, 2011

2 Post Kinda Day!

I was feeling very crafty today, in spite of my much neglected house that needs a thorough cleaning! With new kitty on the loose and kidlets close on her heels...I scrapped the day away! So another super fun challenge from Really Reasonably Ribbon brought me to this little cutie today...

Love ya! I got this stamp for a DOLLAR at AC Moore with a couple of other sentiments in the set! Couldn't pass that up, the font is so fun and funky!! And I won these heart stickers from Close to my Heart from my darling friend Tracey! They are so much better looking in person, love them! Got some jumbo white ribbon on there and wha-la! Instant love card:) Hope you enjoy, scroll down for my first post from today with my Moxie Fab challenge cards!!

EDIT IN!! Thanks to my wonderful friend Karin, she told me about the Kraft Journal and now I am HOOKED!! So I am also entering this card into their Love Themed Challenge#5

Back to the Grind!

Ok, I actually have no idea what that saying means but I am sure it has something to do with everyday life being very busy and full of work/living!! And that has definitely been me this past week!! So so busy...anywho, I was working on The Appearance of Cameos challenge over at Moxie Fab World . Finished it up today after long deliberation! It just didn't feel finished...but then I did some hand sewing. I don't have a sewing machine right now so it was all up to me and my patience! It actually was very very easy, and I completely love the look I achieved! This card has turned into one of my favorites for the week!! With my short attention span I am sure I will be onto the next loverly before you know it! So here it is in all it's glory...

Isn't that stacked button pin FABULOUS?? I needed an extra something...saw the pin sticking out of my pin cushion, it needed some color...what is an Amy card without buttons? Well, there ya have it! Best idea ever!!!

I also had this random felt heart sitting on my desk, it happened to fall on a kraft die cut and looked FABULOUS, reminded me of the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger. I already made one card for this challenge, but this fit the bill so perfectly! So here is entry #2...

Also submitting this card for the Kraft Journal Love Theme Challenge#5!!
Big smooches! Hope you like my cards for today! There may be more..I am in a crafty mood:)